The Sparrow’s Revenge – An Indian Tale

A short tale about the death of a loved one, a gang of unlikely animal comrades, and getting the ultimate revenge.  The Sparrow’s Revenge – An Indian Fairy Tale –  ONCE there was a pair of […]

Sunshine Stories – A Summer Reading List

Sunshine Stories – A Summer Reading List

Posted in Book Blog, News, Summer

This Summer Reading List is packed full of tales ready to whisk you far far away – even if you’re only in your garden. Whether you’re going away or not, these lovely books are the perfect […]

Mrs Nightingale’s Evening Party – A Story from Fairy Land

Mrs Nightingale’s Evening Party – A Story from Fairy Land

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An evening invitation, a nap inside a buttercup, and a journey home on a nightingale’s back.    Mrs Nightingale’s Evening Party  – A Story from Fairy Land –  MRS. NIGHTINGALE was going to give an evening […]

A Little Girl in a Book – A Fairy Story

A Little Girl in a Book – A Fairy Story

A sweet tale of a little girl after an adventure and a journey inside a storybook.  A Little Girl in a Book  A Fairy Story  CHRISTABEL was a little girl who read a great many books. […]

Eight Years – A Poem For May Day

Eight Years – A Poem For May Day

Posted in Arthur Rackham, News, Poems

May 1st has been celebrated for thousands of years. Steeped in folklore magic, it marks the halfway point between the spring equinox and summer solstice. The earliest known celebrations of May are Floralia – the festival of […]

Tom Thumb – A Brothers Grimm Tale

Tom Thumb – A Brothers Grimm Tale

A boy no bigger than a thumb, a talking cow, and an adventure inside a wolf.   Tom Thumb – A Brothers Grimm Tale –  A Poor Peasant sat one evening by his hearth and poked […]

The Buried Moon – An English Fairy Tale

The Buried Moon – An English Fairy Tale

A marsh full of evil things, a wise woman with a brew pot, and a moon that could no longer shine.   The Buried Moon  – An English Fairy Tale – Long ago, in my grandmother’s […]

St. George’s Day – A Collection of English Fairy Tales

St. George’s Day – A Collection of English Fairy Tales

Inspired by the iconic stories of ‘St. George and the Dragon’, we’ve collected all of our best English Fairy Tales and Folklore for you to celebrate this St. George’s Day.    . . . .   […]

Hans Christian Andersen – A Birthday Collection

Hans Christian Andersen – A Birthday Collection

Posted in Illustrators, News

We’ve pulled together our favourite stories from Hans Christian Andersen in honour of his birthday. The Danish author born on 2nd April in 1805, is responsible for some of the greatest fairy tales of our time, […]

The Last Little Girl – A Fairy Tale

The Last Little Girl – A Fairy Tale

A sweet story of four little girls, hand-me-down dresses, and a new frock cut out by a crab. The Last Little Girl  – A Fairy Tale –  Once a poor woman had four little girls—four little […]

Charles Robinson – The Secret Garden Illustrations

Charles Robinson – The Secret Garden Illustrations

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The Secret Garden was written by Frances Hodgson Burnett in 1910, and illustrated by Charles Robinson in 1914.  The story follows a young orphan named Mary Lennox and a sickly boy who become unlikely friends. They […]

Fitcher’s Bird – A Brothers Grimm Tale

Fitcher’s Bird – A Brothers Grimm Tale

A deceiving wizard, a bloody chamber, and a wife that seeks fiery revenge.   Fitcher’s Bird  – A Brothers Grimm Tale – There was once a wizard who used to take the form of a poor […]